New 'Acadian Rights Assistance Officer' job to help S.A.N.B. 'show its teeth' when needed

The New Brunswick Acadian Society has created a language rights officer position.

Acting president Joey Couturier says the full-time Acadian Rights Assistance Officer will focus on things like taking complaints regarding French-language services in the public and private sectors, as well as help Francophones wishing to lodge complaints at the provincial and federal level.

Couturier says the move is part of transformation of the society which aims to focus more on activism and community representation.

He says it's a tool the SANB can use to "show its teeth" when needed.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)